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louse flies

pupiparous, dorsoventrally flattened dipterous ectoparasites of the family Hippoboscidae.
See also: Hippobosca.
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(2005) Detection of West Nile virus RNA from the louse fly Icosta americana (Diptera: Hippoboscidae).
The results revealed some porotozan infections including Haemoproteus colombae (20.8%), Trichomonas gallinae (26.8%) Cryptosporidium spp (1.2%) and Eimeria spp (21.6%) and also ectoparasites including Lipeurus spp (3.2%), Menopen gallinae (15.2%), Ceratophyllus colombae (10.4%) and Louse fly (12%).
Initial experience with individual human protection from attack by the deer louse fly Lipoptena cervi.